Posts Tagged ‘abney’

The Show Report, 8/19: Red Collar night is finally here

August 19, 2009

Tonight brings to Springfield a show several weeks in the making, and it’s a feel-good feather in the city’s musical cap to boot. It’s story time: A few weeks ago we received an email from North Carolina-based rock group Red Collar, a talented young band with the good fortune to have already played shows opening for acts such as The Gaslight Anthem, Riverboat Gamblers, …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead and more… and they just released their first album, Pilgrim. They had the bad fortune of having a show date fall through between their Little Rock and St. Louis dates, and they wanted to put something together in Springfield. We put out the APB with clubs we thought would suit their style, and the band was not only hooked up with a first-time-ever show in Springfield tonight at Lindberg’s, but discussions are underway for another show in town at Nathan P. Murphy’s when the band passes back through. The city’s music venues turned out for the band; hopefully its music heads will, too. Mark Bilyeu will also be putting on his acoustic performance at the bar earlier in the evening, the next-to-last acoustic show Bilyeu currently has booked in the club. Catch both while you can.

Elsewhere in your music scene: 

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The Show Report, 7/29: So You Think You Can–nothing. Less dancing, more rocking.

July 29, 2009
Shut up, Mary Murphy. Local music is hijacking your audience tonight. You're riding The Hot Tamale Train solo.

Shut up, Mary Murphy. Local music is hijacking your audience tonight. You're riding The Hot Tamale Train solo.

Let’s level for a minute. We don’t often speak in such tones, but damnit, it’s Wednesday night in the middle of summer and anyone who stays home to watch television instead of hitting up at least one of tonight’s shows ought to be smacked straight out of their barcalounger. Done entirely on the low, Wednesday night has become the go-to night for some of The Springfield Scene’s best talent to corner the market on nightlife. Seriously; give ’em a top hat and a monocle, cuz it’s a Monopoly and they’re taking over like it’s Park Place up in here. You know that night of the week when you can walk into your favorite bar and it’s just you and the other regulars hanging out? Tonight is the night for local music’s regulars, and they’re in rare form, perhaps as rare as they’ve ever been at mid-week. We can’t even begin to tell you here; you’re just gonna have to read after the break. And for God’s sake, TiVo So You Think You Can Dance tonight. We don’t wanna have to get feisty.

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The Show Report, 7/23: Homecoming in July

July 23, 2009

Tonight brings two Springfield residents–one past, one present–back to the city for a big show. Future Leaders of the World, fronted by onetime Springfield resident Phil Taylor and the band responsible for this hit song, headlines The Outland Ballroom tonight with¬†Formant, Assembly Line Gods and Glass Bottom Boat Ride. Also back in town is FLOW bassist and Formant guitarist Erik McGreevy, who will be doing double duty during the last two sets of the night. It’s a triumphant return for both men, each of whom has strong ties to the city and both of whom have worked hard to make the return of FLOW a success. So consider tonight’s show a celebration of sorts, and prepare to party accordingly. We’ll be there, along with the crew from Z 106.7 FM and Ozarks Live Productions, and we all like talking music over a beer. Find us and partake.

Elsewhere in Your Music Scene tonight:

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Local bands: Back on their grind

March 16, 2009

It’s one thing to talk up those big-occasion shows, the once-in-a-while concerts bands play that get the full treatment: fliers made and handed out, MySpace bulletins obsessively sent out, mass text messages painstakingly typed out down to the part that has to be done in all caps. A key component of local music, though, is the weekly show, the event that gets none of the above because that would mean a lot of work to do every week and, well, who has time between The Day Job, relationships and mowing down row after row of zombies on an X-Box 360 or Playstation 3? Yet bands come to their bars and restaurants and hold it down for hours at a time with little fanfare and, sometimes, little attendance. For that, we wanna give you some love, weekly warriors. Click below and find out who plays where and when; you might be surprised how many options you really do have on those off nights.

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